Golfer's death ruled as suicide


LAS VEGAS, August 25 – An American coroner's office has ruled professional golfer Erica Blasberg's death was a suicide.The 25-year-old Blasberg died at her Las Vegas home on May 9. She was discovered with a plastic bag over her head.

The Nevada coroner ruled Blasberg, who grew up in Los Angeles, died of suicide due to asphyxia, coupled with the presence of toxic levels of prescription medication in her system, including anti-anxiety medication.

Las Vegas police said their probe of the death determined there was no foul play but they issued a misdemeanor arrest warrant for Dr. Thomas Hess on obstruction charges.

Police said Hess discovered Blasberg’s body including a suicide note. The contents of the note haven’t been disclosed.

Hess was booked into jail and then posted bail which was set at 600 dollars.

Law enforcement officials said misdemeanor charges against Hess carry a maximum penalty of a 1,000 dollar fine and six months in jail.